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. tonight we'll see the keynote and hear from first lady michelle obama. and with that ahead of us, let's go to our political team here in charlotte. four white house correspondents, current and former, beginning with chuck todd down on the floor of the north carolina delegati delegation. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. if the republican convention was all about trying to present mitt romney's softer side, the democratic convention has a different goal for the president. shoring up votes from hispanics and women. as workers inside the hall put finishing touches on the convention stage, democrats prepare to appeal to two key constituencies, women and hispanics. they favor the president but lack the enthusiasm they had for him four years ago. leading the charge on women, michelle obama. >> are you ready for this? >> reporter: in all, five of the prime time speakers tonight at the convention are women. charged with delivering tonight's official keynote address, julian castro. the 37-year-old mayor of san anton antonio. democrats hope his personal story will resonate with
michelle obama makes her pitch for a second term for her husband. >>> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, september 5th, 201. live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 77 lucky degrees. felt like a wall of humidity. walk right into it. >> whoosh. >> he felt the air. >> i walked right through it, too. >> cooled him off. >> he must have spritzed himself before hand. >> wow, yes, in the car. >> yeah. we've got a better chance of seeing rain throughout the area today. unfortunately, and then the other thing, too, the other part of story is that higher temperatures, too, around today, tomorrow, and friday. taking you back to 1:00 a.m. this morning. a few showers around front royal. those who made their way off to the north and east, really falling apart if you're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again
romney and first lady michelle obama, they made campaign stops in the battleground state of virginia today. romney in fairfax, the first lady two stops in richmond and fredericksburg. that's where we find julie carey tonight, following both campaigns. hey, julie. >> reporter: hey there. they're breaking things down here. about 30 minutes ago this gym was packed with supporters as michelle obama wrapped up an energy rally here. at the competing rallies today, sorrow over the losses in libya, and a reminder yet again that northern virginia could decide this election. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax, and the gop presidential candidate began by acknowledging the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the deaths of four diplomats there. >> we're in mourning. we've lost four of our diplomats across the world. we're thinking about their families, and those that they've left behind. >> reporter: five hours later at the university of mary washington, michelle obama made her second virg
michelle obama, making the case in primetime for four more years for the president. >> announcer: from nbc news, "decision 2012." the democratic national convention live from charlotte, north carolina. >>> good evening from charlotte, the arena home to the bobcats. tonight it is noisy and about the democrats. we get our first primetime glimpse of the message they have planned. days after tampa, 63 days until the election and a lot has changed as we said at the top of the broadcast since the days of hope and change, the last democratic convention in '0 #. tonight we hear from a man billed as a rising star, young mayor of san antonio and from a more established star, first lady, michelle obama. our team is in place for all of it including the largest fleet of white house correspondents, current and former. for starters in the booth, tom brokaw, david gregory, savannah guthrie. david, we heard the jimmy carter tribute, ted kennedy tribute, mayor, governor of massachusetts lit up the crowd. how would you put the excitement level vis-a-vis tampa? >> it is high. on night one. enthusiasm is key.
is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful in charlotte tuesday telling a boisterous crowd he and his republican senate opponent george allen had been tied in the polls for yearly a year. closer than the presidential race. >> isn't it great to be a battleground state? virginia really matters, folks. we really matter. we're going to see a lot of focus and a l
political prize is going to be in 2012 and northern virginia is the key which is why we have michelle obama here in fredericksburg here today. this presidential campaign has been focused on the economic challenges took a turn to the foreign policy and the turmoil in the middle east. this is what michelle obama had to say. >> i want to say how truly heart-broken barack and i are about the horrific tragedy that occurred earlier this week in libya. i'm not sure if everyone is aware. but our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: now, mitt romney had his rally in the heart of fairfax today. his comments about the unrest in et middle east yesterday caused some controversy. so today he tried to turn the focus back to the economy. >> mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax and he began by acknowledging the attack on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we're thinking about their families and those that they left behind. what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- >> repor
michelle obama delivered an emotional speech last night. she told delegates how she and president obama's modest upbringing- how her upbringing shaped who they are today. >> like so many american families, our families weren't asking for much. they didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did. in fact, they admired it. they simply believed in that fundamental american promise that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids. that's how they raised us. >> right now p first lady has a higher favorability rating than the president. >>> maryland governor martin o'malley also spoke on the opening night of the convention. he opened a fiery critique of mitt romney and paul ryan. >> instead of investing in america they hide their money in swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never built on american bridge. swiss bank accounts never put cops on the streets or teachers in ou
. and other election news, we learned that michelle obama will campaign this thursday. the first lady is going to speak in fredericksberg. nbc news has learned a missile strike killed a top al-qaida leader. a united states drone killed him and at least five others traveling with him in a car today. he's a saudi national who was held at guantanamo bay fr at least 6 years. >> you might go to some more police at the stations. in montgomery county, those officers will be using a new safety tool. they have devices on their belts that detect radiation. the department also bought 40 of the detectors with federal grant money. >>> all day tomorrow, the vic m victims are remembered. in the morning, thousands of people will remember the victims at the world trade center memorial site. there will be four minutes of silence. at the pentagon, the private service is planned for survivors and families of the victims. >> next on news 4, a bison charges at some kids but park officials say the animal isn't to blame. >> also, the gnats. it could spell trouble for fans come playoff time. >> some people spent thou
this afternoon. it's been a busy political week in virginia. in addition to romney, first lady michelle obama was also in the state yesterday visiting richmond and fredericksburg. >>> a new poll shows that president obama holds a five-point lead over mitt romney in virginia. the nbc news/wall street journal poll shows the president leading mitt romney by five points. he holds a similar lead in florida and seven points in ohio. >>> the president and first lady will welcome many of our olympic athletes to the white house this morning. president obama will honor the 2012 u.s. olympic and paralympic teams in a south lawn ceremony. one of the swimmers being honored, matt mcclain of loudoun county. he had a hand in helping america take the gold in the men's 4 by 200 relay. >>> next week the senate will take up a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. the house passed a bill that essentially puts the government on autopilot for six months. it includes the support of republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan even though it permits spending above the budget he authored this spring. >>> t
a lead in some swing states. tonight at the washington convention center, michelle obama used her keynote address to the congressional black caucus gala to urge voters to register voters and turn out on election day. >> too many of us choose not to participate. while we are tuning out and staying home on election day, other folks are tuning in. other folks are taking politics very seriously. and they are engaged on every level. >> one of the hot issues at the congressional black caucus event is a protest by some black clergy who are urging african americans to stay at home on election day to protest the president's support for gay marriage. >>> ken picks up the story from here. he's live downtown from the gala at the convention center. ken, what's up? >> reporter: good evening to you, bruce. it's because of that protest that you just talked about that the first lady's comments come at a critical moment for the black community locally and throughout the country. this is of course, following remarks from black ministers who oppose president obama's stance on same-sex marriage. ♪ [ musi
the actors in that controversial film say they were tricked into participating. >>> first lady michelle obama was also campaigning in virginia today, and just about an hour she'll be speaking at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. she will meet with the grass roots network at the college. earlier this afternoon she spoke to supporters in richmond at the center stage carpenter theater. julie carey is waiting for the first lady now to begin, and she'll have a live report starting tonight right here on news4 at 5:00. >>> the hottest couple in hip-hop is getting ready to throw some big money into the presidential race. beyonce and jay-z are hosting a $40,000 per plate fund-raiser at jay-z's club. the fund-raiser will be held next tuesday with no more than 100 guests. >>> more than 2,000 people packed the national cathedral day to say farewell to the first man on the moon. a public memorial took place for neil armstrong. nbc's chris clackum has more on the tribute to the man who made one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: diana's cover of the sinatra favorite proved especially f
apple products. >> first lady michelle will obama was in virginia today, making campaign stops in richmond and fredericksburg, where she reminded supporters the president took the commonwealth four years ago. >> this room alone could swing an entire precinct for barack obama. >> both candidates opened their campaign events today by remembering the lives lost overseas in libya. >>> tonight at the university of maryland former redskins linebacker lavar arrington spoke out about the child sex abuse scandal 8 his alma mater. he took part in the panel discussion about penn state. former assistant coach jerry sandusky was convicted of abusing young boys and is in prison. legendary football coach joe paterno was fired and died from cancer a couple of months after the scandal surfaced. arrington talked of his continuing support of the university and the team. >> again, i continue to maintain that we are penn state thing because we are penn state. it's plural. it took all of us to make what that place represented. it wasn't one person. and that includes joe paterno. >> the panel discuss
impassioned plea. first lady michelle obama delivers a rousing speech at the democratic national convention. reaching out to women, she gets emotional as she talks about her family. >> my daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world. >> savannah has reaction live from charlotte. >>> scary moments. the newly elected premier of quebec rushed off stage as masked gunman opens fire at a victory rally. this morning at least one person dead, the shooter is under arrest and police are looking for a motive. >>> tennis, anyone? pippa middleton checks out the action at the u.s. open. a trip to new york city that has some wondering if she has a new man in her life today, some wondering if she has a new man in her life today, wednesday, september 5th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to a split edition of "today" on wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie at the democratic national convention in charlotte. matt, i was on this floor last night when michelle obama spoke. at times she was fiery.
in harrisonburg. that will be about 2:00. >> first lady michelle obama will also be in the commonwealth today campaigning for her husband. mrs. obama will speak to supporters in richmond at 2:00 this afternoon. then she'll head to fredericksburg where she'll speak to the campaign's grass roots network at the university of mary washington around 5:00 tonight. president obama, meanwhile, is trying to win votes in a critical western swing state. he arrived in aurora last night after a campaign seepeech in la vegas. later he'll speak in golden, colorado, in jefferson county, which helped the president to win in 2008, what was previously considered a red county. that is making it a popular battleground with both mitt romney and paul ryan having visited in recent weeks. >>> today we will learn just how long you can expect interest rates to stay at record lows. fed chairman ben bernanke will hold a news conference this afternoon after two days of meetings by the reserves open market committee. he's expected to announce that interest rates will remain near zero into 2015. the fed may also announce an
and former governor tim kaine. first lady michelle obama is also taking the stage tonight. president obama wraps up his road to charlotte tour today in virginia. he will speak at norfolk state university. the president was in the common wealth last week. he appeared in charlottesville as part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. recent polls show him slightly ahead of mitt romney in virginia. romney though narrow that margin. >>> some of the speakers at the dr dnc may offer new insight as to how romney does business. the employees from bain capital will talk about how the private equity world works and more specifically how bain capital was run while romney was ceo. >> if you are willing to work with me. >> if you're willing to work everybody harder in this election. then i promise, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republicans are launching this web ad to hammer home their point this country is worse off now than it was when president obama took office. republican national committee is also launching a website called obama isn't working. it features articles
with the prime time speech from first lady michelle obama. we're here live. >>> republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan joins us to talk about where he thinks the presidential race is headed and chris sichl that he played fast and loose with the truth. >>> out and about. the prince makes his first public appearance since those naked las vegas pictures surfaced and poked fun at himself. but it was a cheeky 6-year-old who nearly stole the show. >>> the gentle giant, michael clarke duncan, oscar nominated star of "the green mile" died after a heart attack. tributes are pouring in from some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, september 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" tuesday morning, i'm savannah guthrie in charlotte, north carolina. >> i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, republicans had their moment in the spotlight last week. starting today, down there in charlotte, the democrats will try to grab some of that spotlight for themselves. >> that's right. this conve
to politicize the attacks. >>> virginia is decision 2012 central today. michelle obama will be in the commonwealth speaking to people in richmond at 2:00 this afternoon. then she'll head to fredericksburg. there she will speak to the campaign's grass roots network at the university of mary washington around 5:00 tonight. >>> the president is setting his sights over winning over some votes in the western swing state. president obama arrived in aurora, colorado, overnight after a campaign speech in las vegas. later today he will speak at a grass roots rally in golden, colorado. golden is located in jefferson county, which helped the president to win in 2008, but was previously considered a red county. that is making it a popular battleground with both mitt romney and paul ryan having visited in recent weeks. >>> today we will learn just how long the federal reserve expects interest rates to remain at record lows. fed chairman ben bernanke will hold a news conference this afternoon after two days of meetings by the reserve's open market committee. he's expected to announce
're going to see ann romney, we're going to see michelle obama as two of the most effective figures in this campaign. >> not two of the most, the two most effective campaigners in both campaigns. i don't think there's any question about that. michelle obama will lead it off next week in charlotte for her husband. i happen to believe, and you know the kind of family in which i have been raised, i'm living with all women, and i have been witness to this both in my wife and my daughters and now my grand daughters, i think this is the century of women. i really do believe that. >> hooray! >> there's going to be more gains made by more women across every part of our lives. cultural, political, and economic. and i think that there is even among some republican women out there, that that party doesn't quite buy into that yet. i mean, there are extraordinary achievements made by nikki haley and condi rice and everyone else. but the real issue on this campaign, for women, will be will social issues, or economic issues, will one trump the other? because the social issues are very important to
most anticipated first lady michelle obama. yesterday in an interview she talked about what she is going to talk about tonight and she also is reaching out to younger voters. >> we have a president who has a vision for this country to make sure that every american, regardless of who they are or what they look like or who they love, that they have a fair shot at the american dream. voting is -- it's how this country runs. and it's our responsibility at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> reporter: mrs. obama will close out tonight's session. she'll go on at about 10:35 or so. earlier today, members of the dc delegation proved once again that they just can't catch a break. tom sherwood is here now to tell us more about that. tom? >> jim, there are all kinds of protests out on the streets here. but the dc vote event, it kind of fizzled. >> reporter: there were authorized anti-abortion protesters. >> born to be without jesus. >> reporter: and salvation preachers. protesters assailing economic and political injustice. that latte
michelle obama, just about an hour ago, was on the podium behind me here practicing for her speech tomorrow. president obama and the vice president were out today campaigning on this labor day. meanwhile, the romney/ryan ticket is trying to stay in the spotlight as much as it can. in the meantime there's a new gallup poll out that does not hold good news for the romney/ryan camp in terms of things that usually happen after a convention. we are going to have much more on charlotte coming up in just a few minutes. tom sherwood is here with a report. doreen, right now, back to you and jim. >> thank you, vance. on to our weather now. we are keeping an eye on more storms moving our way. >> wet enough for you? >> enough already. >> storm team four meteorologist doug kammerkammerer here with t honest is getting the rain. doug? >> the areas up to the north and east, philadelphia, down to the to the south, as jim mentioned, parts of the carolinas. for us, 83 out there we have doned a little bit of a bullet out there on this labor day. heat index, 88, a very humid afternoon. going to continue to see
messenger michelle obama checked out the arena this afternoon in advance of her speech tomorrow night. other key speakers include san antonio's mayor castro, massachusetts candidate elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. all have their remarks aimed at key democratic constituencies. >> the obama campaign got another convention headache earlier this morning when the chairman of the california democratic party publicly compared paul ryan to nazi propagandaist joseph goebbels. the romney campaign took offense and called for a full repudiation of the remarks. the obama campaign did repudiate the remarks but did not call on mr. burton the chairman of the california party to resign. kate? >> chuck todd in north carolina tonight. >>> president obama spent this holiday on the campaign trail with a stop in a key swing state today before moving on to see flood damage in louisiana. kristen welker is traveling with the president and joins us from new orleans. good evening, kristen. >> reporter: good evening, kate. we are in new orleans where president obama took a detour from the campaign t
to romney, first lady, michelle obama was visiting richmond and fredericksburg. >>> the president holds a five-point lead over romney in virginia and florida. h holds the same lead in florida and seven points in florida. all three states crucial to deciding the election. the president and first lady welcome many olympians to the white house. >>> the president honored the 2012 olympic and paraolympic teams for their hard work and in some cases gold, silver and bronze medals. matt mclane of loudoun county helped america in the 200 meter relay. that was exciting for all those olympians and paraolympians. >> they were golden and keep getting the golden sign of appreciation. >> hey, there. good to see you. >> what do you have for us? >> another gorgeous day. you saw all the olympians bathed in the glorious sunshine. a beautiful day for the events going on this weekend. we have the h street festival on saturday here in washington. it runs noon to 6:00. then, over the weekend, we have the great frederick fair out in frederick county and frederick, maryland. gorgeous. is it the annual blue mont
michelle obama. >> we must work like never before. >> and bill clinton, just last night. >> you must reelect president barack obama. >> tonight joe biden leads off and then the president makes his case for re-election. 3 f2 >> aquÍ estÁ brian williams. the primetime address by president obama and the beginning really of the final push, when americans wake up tomorrow morning, this election is suddenly 60 days away. now, as you know, the president's surrogates from the first lady to former president bill clinton have laid the groundwork for tonight and shortly we'll hear from vice president joe biden and then, of course, present barack obama. we were not supposed to be in here tonight. we were supposed to be across town in the football stadium. you see it there live, for what was supposed to be an outdoor celebration for upwards of 65,000 people, but the risk of rough weather was too great. it came through here late this afternoon. as of tonight, you can second guess this all evening. jim cantore, where are you when we need you? but as a layman, other than that massive shower to our
. meanwhile, michelle obama will arrive in charlotte today. the first lady is scheduled to speak tomorrow night at the convention. she's expected to speak wednesday to the african-american and hispanic caucuses and attend 100 chon that honors elected officials who are gay, lesbian, or transgendered. >>> virginia delegates are getting the royal treatment. they have prime seats on the floor of the time warner arena for the event. it's just another reminder of how crucial the exxcommon wealts this election year. >> we are key battleground states so we can receive aggregate deal of t attention. >> delegates from the district and maryland, both heavily democratic, aren't so lucky. their seats are in the back of the arena. >>> the time is 5:06. new concerns about the spread aft west nile virus. >>> forget the coffee, the new energy drink one fast food chain is rolling out to help you get going in the morning. >>> plus, the unexpected discovery that washed out some people's holiday beach plans. >>> a bit of a break from the downpours but your holiday plans can still get soaked. >>> taco bell is
're going to get through this. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama. >> i got the clips in the morning. i thought she did a great job. >> reporter: ann romney's job is to help her husband better connect with women, and as analysts say to humanize him. >> because of the attacks made on him, i'm not surprised, but it's also part of him, not to talk about the piece of how he helps others. he does these things, but guess what? that's not who he is. he doesn't talk about those things. so that's my job. >> reporter: ann romney is expected to keep up a busy campaign pace, working to bridge that gap between her husband and female voters. as re watch up today, she said i know i'll be back in virginia. >> so will her husband. mitt romney campaigns in virginia beach tomorrow. mitt romney, that's sunday morning at 10:30 here on nbc4. >>> after a long legal battle, the man behind the iconic pottser of president obama has sentenced. shepard ferry will pay $25,000 and spend two years probation. the red white and blue image became popular during the '08 campaign, but the press said it was based on a phot
for how we're going to get through this. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama gets a better review. >> i got the clips in the morning. i thought she did a great job. >> reporter: ann romney's job now is to help her hurt better connect with women and as analysts say to humanize him. criticism his wife says is misplaced. >> because of the attacks that have been made on him i'm not surprised at all. but to not be able to talk about the part or the piece he's been out there helping other. he does these things, but guess what? he doesn't talk about those thing. so it's been my job to have to stand up and talk about those things. >> reporter: with the election two months ago, ann romney keeps up a busy campaign pace hoping to bridge that gap. she told us, i know i'll be back in virginia. julie carey, news 4. >>> mitt romney will be on "meet the press" tomorrow at 10:30 right here on nbc 4. >> what do you want first, the good or the bad news? we've got both when it comes to traffic this weekend. first the bad, metro could be a mess with track work that will affect seven stations on the red line
blocking because it's got that nice white stripe. it's such a flattering shade. >> the first lady michelle obama has used in the past. talk a little about her dress she wore for her speech. >> wasn't it pretty? >> really very pretty. not all of us could wear this dress. >> you can actually order it. believe they're going to make a version of it. it's a tracy rece. tracy rece is an african-american designer in new york that the first lady has worn quite a lot. i've heard nothing but praise. >> look at all the red we're seeing. >> there's ann romney. beautiful red dress. >> if we're out there shopping, red's going to catch our eye. >> i think red. green is in too. but red is really -- >> teal -- >> yeah, i think green's the other color. just pair them together. >> nice to see you. read more about this in fashion washington. >> yes, the new issue is just out. >> "washington post." thank you so much. >> red means stop. in this case, red means go. it's 11:52. coming up, what not to do when you see a wild animal. plus, meteorologist tom kierein. and do you have bieber fever? anncr: this casino's
convention speeches and maybe not the best convention speech of the week, a distinction michelle obama or president clinton could make. because of realities, the president decided that had to trump soaring rhetoric. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a pun
nice. >> very. thank you, doug. >>> here's what's trending online today. >> michelle obama's dress. we knew that would be trending. last night she work this gorgeous pink and gray sleeveless dress by tracy reese. she wore it with a pair of swelled pink pumps from j. crew. minutes after she appeared, reese tweeted so honored. last week ann romney spoke to the republican convention in a bright red oscar de la renta dress that was beautiful as well. >>> also trending today, honey boo-boo's bank account. despite big ratings there's talk the star and her family don't make as much as others. they reportedly pull in between $2,000 and $4,000 an episode. the family told tmz they make way, way more than that. >> way. >> way. the show takes a look inside the life of 6-year-old pageant contestant alana thompson, form early from "tiaras & toddlers." she's nicknamed honey boo-boo. >> it's the best, just the best. >> i like the way she talks with her tummy. >> a great family. >>> should a 94-year-old pilot really be flying a plane? really? >>> we'll hear from the pilot himself after he crashed and s
. >> thanks. >>> michelle obama will be in the commonwealth campaigning for her husband. she'll speak to supporters in richmond at 2:00 this afternoon. then she'll head to fredericksburg and speak to the campaign's grass roots network at the university of mary washington around 5:00 tonight. >>> i'm running out of superlatives to use. it's another gorgeous day. they keep oncoming. let's find out if there's more to come. tom kierein, too good to be true. >> i, too, am speech lsz. it's absolutely gorgeous. it continues. this wonderful run of more like october weather in september is going to go toward the weekend. i'll have details on that coming up. for now, over the last 12 hours, this big area of high pressure that has been giving us this delightful pattern still sitting over the region giving us this gorgeous blue sky and sunshine. it's turned humid with a light southeasterly breeze. all the areas in yellow, they are the zones climb sboog the 70s. it's going to be warmer today than yesterday. 73 at reagan national. on the eastern shore and all of virginia and maryland, it's into the
. >> in woodbridge, peggy fox, 9news now. >> and first lady, michelle obama hit the campaign trail in our area today. she is due at an event in baltimore in a half an hour. >>> absentee started today, including virginia. early voting starts in d.c. october 22. and absentee voting begins in maryland october 27. if you need to apply for one of those ballots in maryland, you need to do so by october 30. >>> and if you want to vote for former congressman, virgil good to be the next president, you're in luck in virginia. attorney general certified good has enough signatures to stay on the ballot in virginia. >>> another wild card in the presidential race, will president obama support for marriage equality cost him votes from devout african americans? bruce leshan is here and both sides get fired up today. bruce. >> two very different reactions from two very different coalitions of african american pastors today on this issue of same-sex marriage. the president of a united states who is a black man endorsed same-sex marriage should be put out of office and he never should have been elected. >> surrounde
. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: people still talking about mrs. obama's speech here. and speaking of here, we are inside the arena because, of course, all of today's events have been moved here after the threat of thunderstorms. they moved it from that open-air stadium a few blocks away. the problem is, thousands, tens of thousands of people had tickets to see the president and won't be able to fit in this arena. it's just a lot smaller, so lots of disappointed people, some of them volunteers who worked extra hours to get those tickets. aaron? >> all right, tracie potts live for us in charlotte. thank you. >>> democrats are also rallying behind sandra fluke, the women's rights activist and recent georgetown law school graduate who also spoke at the dnc last night. she warned the crowd about what this country would be like if mitt romney wins the election. >> an america in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it. an america in which politicians redefine rape and victims are victim
threatened michelle obama will not be fired. another officer overheard that officer making threatening comments about the first lady back in july. d.c. police chief lanier says the officer has been moved off the motorcycle escort squad. she says the investigation is now being handled by internal affairs. >>> the secret service did arrest a man who threatened to kill president obama. 21-year-old dante simms of charlotte posted threatening messages about the it on twitter earlier this week. they sound simms and arrested him charging him with threatening his life. he's had several run-ins with the law including drug charges and vehicle licenses. >>> $10,000 for information on a suspect who robbed people inside a church. take a look ear. police released surveillance video from the st. stephen's church in northwest d.c. last saturday. you can see the suspect run into the church. he then runs out of the church a short time later. victims say he got away with money, iphone, and other items. if you have any information on this robbery you can call d.c. police. number is on your screen. 202-729
. >>> michelle obama will arrive in charlotte today, a day before the democratic national convention begins. the first lady is scheduled to speak tomorrow night at the convention. she's expected to speak wednesday at the african-american and hispanic caucuses and attend 100 chon who honors officials who are gay, lesbian, or transgendered. many delegates arrived yesterday to check out their seats at the time warner arena. >>> can't complain, virginia delegates are pleased with where they are going to be sitting. their seats right on the floor of the arena. that means you will probably be seeing them when you watch the convention on television. they say it's just goes to show how important the common wealth will be in the coming months. >> wow, we are key battle ground s state, so we are receive aggregate deal of attention. >> delegates from the district and maryland which are both heavily democratic, not so lucky. their seats are in the back of the arena. >>> our own jim vance want to remind you he and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the democratic national convention and will be live on n
important folks out on the campaign trail on their behalf. michelle obama made an appearance at north carolina central university. she rallied students on her husband's behalf while he attended meetings at the white house today. >>> republican vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, wasn't far away. he addressed hundreds of supporters in danville, virginia. mitt romney did have a fundraiser in atlanta this afternoon and tonight he is slated to take part in a candidate's forum with uni univision. >>> closer to home, maryland's governor is teaming up with the baltimore ravens linebacker who created a stir about same-sex marriage. martin o'malley is planning to attend a fundraiser in support of legalizing same-sex marriage in maryland. voters are going to decide the issue in a ballot question come november. >>> the inspector general of the justice department released a report that criticizes federal agents and prosecutors in phoenix saying they were mostly responsible for that botched investigation into gun trafficking along the mexican border. that operation called fast and furious. the i
michelle obama was going to be really good. you knew bill clinton was going to be really good and you knew president obama was going to be really good. so he was speaking in an early part of the convention and he was not there to sort of do anything other than cheer lead for the president. and that can be a little difficult and if you misstep it you'll get hammered by it. i want to set that as a context. now, the speeches are not necessarily about substance. they are trying to rally the crowd and get people energized. the fact that people are criticizing that speech for not having very much substance is not a big deal to me. he has to overcome that. convention speeches can hurt your reputation as we saw with bill clinton back in '88. but of course you can overcome that as well. >> yes, jerry? >> i think a lot of people have criticism of o'malley about his speech. they say it was short, without substance and all of that. i have to agree with my colleague mike here because he was put in a tough situation. look who he followed the governor of massachusetts who hit a home run twice. you know?
%. >> from the woman who wants to be the first lady to the woman who already has the job. michelle obama has supported a plan that would reduce calories in school lunches. now some kids are criticizing that government program on new school lunch regulations and as cheryl akinson reports a new protest video is burning up the internet. >> getting junk food. >> reporter: they have the hit song "we're young" but wrote their own lyrics to voice their complaints. the youtube video was produced by teachers and students in kansas. it shows volleyball players collapsing and stuffing their lockers with junk food. this is the congressman who is concerned about new school lunch guidelines that limit calories in school meals from kindergarten to fifth grade it's 650 calories. sixth to eighth grade 700 calories. >> decision about the lunch room should be made with the parents not a bureaucrat. >> reporter: these are the first overhaul of school meals pushed by first lady michelle obama. >> we're going to improve the quality of the food we offer in schools. >> reporter: schools have to serve more fruits an
. here you have michelle obama, the mayor of san antonio, texas, the keynoter. hispanic, to try to reaffirm the support he has among hispanics. the vice president and president. i think this is a little bit more about messaging. it's more about some of the core attacks that they'll make against governor romney. >> what does president obama have to do this convention? >> his own records leaves a lot of americans wanting. the reason this is a dead even race, the reason that governor romney is in this thing is because the economy is in the state it is. people feel like after four years things are as bad or worse than they were when president obama came into office. that not the fulfillment of the promise that he had when he ascended to the presidency. he has to deal with that disappointment out there. >> but you talked on something when you talked about the latino vote. it was obvious watching the republican national convention you had suzanne martinez, who spoke in both english and spanish, who is such a diamond in the rough and then you had romney's son who gave his entire speech
. ♪ >>> this is a news 4 news break. >> good morning. it's 8:56 on monday, september 3rd. michelle obama will arrive in charlotte today a day before the democratic national convention begins. she's scheduled to speak tomorrow night at the convention and she's expected to speak wednesday at the african-american and hispanic caucuses and attend a luncheon that honors elected officials that honors elected officials gay, lesbi now sink your teeth into that big n' toasted if you're ready to soar. good. exits are here, here, and here. a big day calls for the big n' toasted breakfast sandwich. grab yours at dunkin' donuts. >>> from now until early afternoon will be the driest part of your day. veronica johnson here. your temperature is 79 degrees now with calm winds throughout the area. we have lingering showers around clarksville and stony run and more coming through around stafford county down to the south. fredericksburg getting wet. 80 to 84 degrees your high temperature today with rain heavy at times as we're expecting some afternoon thunderstorms. 83 is the high today, 85 to 86 tuesday and wednesday.
mckennon. >> are we more moral than michelle obama? they are hanging out with jay-z and beyonce, is that something normal people do? >> and gaga revealed her passion for food in new york city, and actually blames her father for packing on the pounds. >> my father opened a restaurant, it was so amazing. i gain five pounds every time i go in. >>> is beyonce pregnant again? that's the latest buzz surrounding the superstar singer and mother of an 8-month- old daughter blue ivy. speculation began after beyonce was photographed with the president and husband jay-z last week, hands folded over what could be a baby bump. beyonce pregnant again? her rep had no comment. >>> iphone 5 mania continues but some people who got this phone a couple days ago are now saying saying i-complain. >> the company shut down production at a factory. >> 5,000 police were called to put down a riot in china following a dispute over working overtime to meet demand. now the question is, will this slow production of the gadget that everyone is trying to get their hands on? >> who knows, we could see other thin
hopeful mitt romney and michelle obama will appear in separate events today. thousands will gather to remember neil arm strong. now, here is danella with traffic. >> slow commute this morning. if you are traveling the inner loop of the beltway heading to tacoma park, a crash is there involving a school bus. route 50 is slow. delays as you make your way to new york avenue, you are at 25 miles per hour. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. but it makes millions off west marylanders every year. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney now they'
fodder to those opposition. >> we have lived a blessed life but are we more elitist than michelle and barack obama. they are friends with jay-z. >> i didn't think of that. >> everybody says i'm unrelatable because i had a horse in olympics. well i would kill that horse if i could meet beyonce. >> welcome back. arnold schwarzenegger's you you a -- autobiography hit stores today. >> in the interview with lesley stahl she asks him why he's being candid about the affair that broke up his marriage. >> what does maria think about you writing the memoir and bringing this up? >> i think that maria is, you know, wishing me well with everything that i do. >> has she read it? >> no. at this point she hasn't read anything. >> but she knows you're discussing -- >> she knows it's about my whole life and that i would not write a book and kind of leave out that part and make people feel like wait a minute, are we just getting a book about his success stories and not talk about his failures and that's not the book i wanted to write. i wanted to write the book about me. my life. >> where is his lif
. congratulations on the wedding. michelle and i wish you a great life together, barack obama. >> things played out perfectly. we couldn't have asked for a better ending. >> deborah: and that's a wedding gift nobody could think to put on their registry. we'll be right back. >>> next, how we got a job as a personal trainer with zero experience. >> i got the job. >> and where's daddy? >> tom cruise, furious over claims that he hasn't seen his daughter surry in 49 days. >>> and britney freak-out. >>> then, the incredible unarmed woman. she can do anything you can. she eats, and texts with her toes. >> using my feet was always the answer. >> she can even drive and pump her own gas. "inside edition" in high definition will >>> hollywood pedophiles. next "inside edition." does child sex abuse run rampant in hollywood? >> i was sexually abused for three years when i was a child. >> "inside edition" investigates. >> how many other young actors in hollywood did you molest? >> watch the next "inside edition." >> deborah: tom cruise is hitting back today against claims that he's an absent father to little sur
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